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April, 2024

  • 17 April

    Down with chocolate biscuits – Inflation dips a bit

    The shopping basket of goods/services included in the measurement went down from %3.4 to %3.2 (at its peak a whopping %11.1) and chocolate biscuits were amongst the fallers whilst Ari Fryers, not in the list, you’d think would be nudging it up with every Tom/Dick/Harry now going on about their …

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  • 16 April

    Top Gear presenter isn’t our favourite cuppa, his latest venture had us chortle

    The outspoken broadcaster is more of an anaesthetic for our senses when he begins to rant, right up there with co-presenter Hammond, what a pair of sleep-inducers. However, on his fledgling farm Diddly Squat which he appears to have not made any money on for the TV show it featured …

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  • 15 April

    Two Masters in the past three years – Scottie Scheffler is on fire

    An impressive 11 under on the last round or a total of 68, a decent four shots ahead of his Swedish rival for a masters in making him hot favourite for a hat-trick next time he is out on the fairway at Augusta in 2025. Tabletop Golf, reduced to sub …

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  • 11 April

    Take something and make it ten times better – Gridlock, it is the dogs undercarriage of a game

    Complete with six of their mighty fine wooden rides and the bumper car you’ll be steering out of traffic the Gridlock game is the only thing you’ll need on your shelf. Out on display it’ll look quite superb, then, grab the cards and start yourself a quest to get out …

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  • 11 April

    Scary plush popping up all over the place – Deddy bears bring nervous smiles

    You know that a Mummy, Zombie, Living Pumpkin, Werewolf and Vampire denomination collectively called Deddy Bears likely shouldn’t be antagonised in any way, right? This range of creatures however, from keychain size squeezables, 5.5 inch versions complete with coffin boxes and the 12-inch collection supplied in their own blood-curdling carry-bag …

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  • 10 April

    Scrabble – ALLOVER the place

    Hats off to the media machine at Mattel for the coverage they secured right across the UK press yesterday online and seeping into print today. From regional radio stations across the land to a piece on Radio 5 Live which turned it into an hour long call in on “How …

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  • 9 April

    ZURU cooks up a deal with Masterchef

    The deal, cooked up with Zuru and entertainment powerhouse Banijay this new line contains real miniature MasterChef creations including food items and accessories so collectors to create mini versions inspired by the TV show’s much-loved dishes. There are  11 iconic MasterChef-inspired mini dishes such as Japanese Ramen, Cherry Chocolate Cake, …

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  • 1 April

    April Fool – Is it the entire day?

    Is it just tired parents that created the noontime cut-off for hoaxes, pranking and general nonsenseness on this globally recognised day? We’re big fans of the Italian/French, Belgian and many other French speaking country tradition of pinning a fish on a persons back without them noticing on this day, poisson …

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March, 2024

  • 28 March

    ZURU Rainbocorns land in Roblox-o-sphere

    ZURU’s award-winning children’s brand, Rainbocorns launches on Roblox tomorrow –  Try a FREE DEMO of the game here and check out the stats via the same link, it’s already amassed in demo mode – 1.1m views and 4.5k favourites!

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  • 25 March

    Godzilla and Kong are ready for the ultimate selfie

    Take a trip down to the Thames this week to catch an installation to celebrate the new film from Warner Brothers. We’ve a Godzilla spanning 20 metres long with a load of LED lights, Kong appearing to burst through a portal onto London’s South Bank with a huge five metre …

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  • 22 March

    Air Toobz from Tomy incoming

    Starter set Created by the Fat Brain company these new Air Toobz have enjoyed success in the US, think marble run with giant tubes, soft(ish) balls, all interconnected to your own design and then an air machine to flick on and get the action underway. Trouble is, the price. The …

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  • 14 March

    Dream Gadget duo set to return – Gadgetshow is back

    Many said I had a face for radio, well, the fact I made the edit on this all new Podcast is testament to that…well almost. The producers at NorthOne TV have, in their infinite wisdom, decided to launch the first episode (marking two decades since it first aired) along with …

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  • 11 March

    Playmobil Porsche Dakar 911 gets the green light

    Lookie here, a Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Offroad with its rally kit from 1972 looks the dogs under-carriage right? All the off-road equipment, removable roof and space for four figures, who you going to take on your roadtrip? Complete with large wheels for more ground clearance and a front …

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  • 7 March

      Fresh from Batman: The Animated Series this is the first foray for LEGO into this territory and it is a big and bold move. This recreation of the Gotham City skyline as seen in the show is an outstanding display build for any fans and also happens to be full …

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  • 7 March

    Kylie to get the Barbie treatment? They should be so lucky!

    And they are, Mattel have the pop princess idolised ahead of International Women’s day, tomorrow, 8th March, dressed up in her now near signature red number. Marvellous stuff, form an orderly queue.  

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